Blogmas Day 7 Bookish Christmas gifts


Rather then give you specific ideas on what to to buy book lovers and bookish people. I have found bookish gift websites to guide you too.


Book lover gifts

This website has a whole range of gifts for us bookish lovers with some fab Jane Austin themed gifts. I particularly  love the little stocking fillers on there.


The Literary Gift Company

To let you in on a little secret I am planning at some point to treat myself to a pair of bookish earrings from this website. As a Book and earring lover I am quite shocked that I have yet to have a pair of earrings which are books in my earring collection.




Etsy has some amazing items on there and you could possibly spend all day looking which I think is part of the fun.





Blogmas Day 6: The Secret Life Of A Book Blogger Book Tag


The Secret Life Of A Book Blogger

  1. How long have you been a blogger? I have been Blogging for 2 and half years
  2. At what point do you think you’ll stop blogging? I take it day by day it depends what is happening in my life away from the internet  and the time I get to post here.
  3. What is the best thing about blogging? The support within the blogging community for sure.
  4. What is the worst thing? What do you do to make it OK? At times you feel pressured because of post count it should be really about quality not quantity
  5. What do you think one should do to get a successful blog? A successful blog is where you get the personality of the person behind the blog
  6. How do you feel about the book blogger community? Lovely bunch of human beings
  7. How long does it take you to prepare? This post I am writing the night before it goes live. Like I said above it does depend on what happening in my life
  8. What do you wear when you write your blog post? I wish there was some kind of blogging outfit. I’m either in normal clothes or PJS
  9. What author would you like to have on your blog? JK Rowling



1. Do you have a favourite summer read?

I love books set by the sea in the summer time

2. Find a book with blue on the cover!

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold


3. Find a book you’d use as the star on a Christmas tree!

I would use this edition of pride and prejudice


4. Pick one fictional place that would be perfect for a summer vacation!

I would love to go to nerverland for my summer vacation


5. Pick one fictional character you’d take with you on your summer vacation!

I would take wither Jamie or Claire from Outlander both interesting Characters

6. Name one book on your wish list this year!

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton


7. Favorite holiday drink, treat, & movie?

Drink- Limeade or champagne

Treat – Cheese cheddars or quality Street

Movie- Home Alone




Blogmas Day 3 The Random Book Tag


The Random Book Tag

What is your favourite book?

I have to many to name . Sorry that is boring but that’s the honest answer
Who is your favourite author?

Right now  it has to be Diana Gabaldon 


What genre do you prefer?

Historical fiction , Adult Fiction, some YA, Literary fiction, some  fantasy , some crime and some thrillers 


What is your favourite book series?

At the moment it has to be the outlander series. But of course Harry Potter has to be up high too 

What books did you hate reading in school?

I have always been a bookworm so can quite honestly say I cannot remember hating any 

What is the first book you remember reading as a child?

Peter and Jane books 

Bookstores or libraries?

I support both 

How many books do you own?

100 plus

Do you read before bed?

Yes I try to at least 5 or 6 nights a week 

What is your most comfortable reading position?


What is the most recent book you read? 

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

What quote from any book will you never forget?

“Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.” Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 

Science Fiction or Fantasy? 


What books do you regret reading?


On average, how many books do you read per year?

100 plus

What book can you read hundreds of times and never get tired of?

All Harry Potter Books 

Do you like to read outside?

I love reading outside

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned from a book?

In books you get to know many protagonists and spend time with them.Reading books have from a young age as taught me to be patient and open mind with people

Of the past year, what is the greatest book you’ve read?

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and The Gold Finch by Donna Tart 


Blogmas Day 2: Books on my Christmas list this year

The Following books I have genuinely put on my Christmas list year.

  1. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

I have never read any du Maurier and that needs to change in 2017 hence I have put  this on this on my Christmas List.




2. Tidal Zone by Sarah Moss.

This has been doing the rounds on booktube and I am intrigued. I have never read any Sarah Moss although I do have ‘Wake’ on my TBR pile. So I hope to get to these both in 2017.


.  tidal-zone


3. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton.

This is a massive book  (832 pages) but this year I have got through some of bigger books on my TBR like ”The Gold Finch” and” Outlander”and now I don’t feel so scared to have this on my TBR pile so I have asked for this.


4. Career of Evil By Robert Galbraith.

I have read all the other books in the series and want to get to this before the Tv production is screened next year



5. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

Basically its about time I got round to this book. I have many times picked this up in a shop but never brought it.




Blogmas Day 1 The Reading Habits Book Tag Part 1


The Reading Habits Book Tag Part 1

This tag was created by TheBookJazz Click here for Original Book Tag


I have not been tagged by anyone but as part of Blogmas I want to complete as many  Book tag blog posts as I can


1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading? 

In the winter its on the sofa or in bed. In the summer out in the garden where I can top up the tan.


2. Bookmark or random piece of paper? 

I bookmark everytime. I find random bits of paper can easily fall out and loose your place in the book. You cannot have that!


3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages? 

I can just stop reading. Sometimes if I have time I challenge myself to get  to a certain chapter or a certain page in the book.


4. Do you eat or drink while reading?

Most of the times I will have a coffee white with no sugar.


5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?

I love listening to music while reading, I have actually found I love listening to classical music 


6. One book at a time or several at once? 

I can read several at once so I can mood read


7. Reading at home or everywhere?

Whenever I can get time to read even if it is just 1 page I will read 

8. Reading out loud or silently in your head?

Silently in my head (it would be very annoying for those around me if I were to  read out loud).


9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

NEVER!!!! – Whats the point in spending money or making the effort to go to the library to just do that 


10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

The spine always tends to break with me. If I have brought the book I want to enjoy reading it and not worry about how I hold the book


11. Do you write in your books?

No but have had second books which people have and I love reading notes they have made feels like i’m buddy reading the book with someone